SARASOTA, Fla. – April, 5, 2023 – DreamLarge, the first registered benefit corporation on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is thrilled to announce the return of BLVD Bike Rides – a free community bike ride that aims to bring residents, neighbors and friends together to celebrate the community and cycling in downtown Sarasota.
The community is invited to join on a group ride every quarter from April to December for a specially-themed bike ride, each led by a different local guide. Guides for the series include John McCarthy, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens V.P. For Regional History, Bill Waddill, Chief Operating Officer of The Bay Park Conservancy, and Jeffrey Vredenberg, Sustainability Program Educator for the City of Sarasota.
The guided group ride will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will end at a different local restaurant or bar. Riders are encouraged to stay and mingle with their fellow bikers after the ride. The event is free and open to all who wish to participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bikes and water bottles for the ride.
Attendees are encouraged to register for the ride online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blvd-bike-rides-tickets-602688998017
BLVD Bike Rides 2023 Schedule:
Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Ride leader: John McCarthy, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens V.P. For Regional History
Thursday, June 13, 2023 – Ride leader: Bill Waddill, Chief Operating Officer of The Bay Park Conservancy
Thursday, October 19, 2023 – Halloween Edition– Bike Leader: Jeffrey Vredenberg, Sustainability Program Educator for the City of Sarasota
Saturday, December 9, 2023- Holiday Edition
Where: DreamLarge Office, 513 Central Ave, Sarasota (facing Rosemary Park)
About BLVD Bike Rides
BLVD Bike Rides, a community outreach initiative of DreamLarge, aims to bring residents, neighbors, and friends together to celebrate the community and cycling in downtown Sarasota. A free event, open and accessible to all, BLVD Bike Rides seeks to educate and inspire Sarasotans about the downtown area while creating a safe, fun environment to ride bikes and meet other like-minded people. For more information, visit www.DreamLarge.org.